San Juan Health Department, Lopez Pharmacy Offer COVID Vaccine

Posted February 1, 2021 at 5:30 am by

From San Juan County

With the governor’s recent autho­riza­tion to deliv­er vac­cines to those in the Phase 1b Tier 1 eli­gi­bil­i­ty group, the lev­el of ques­tions and con­cerns from the com­mu­ni­ty has under­stand­ably increased. 

This sit­u­a­tion is inher­ent­ly unsat­is­fy­ing and chal­leng­ing. There is no per­fect approach to many of the deci­sions being made, and the whole effort is con­strained by a lim­it­ed sup­ply of the vaccine.

Lots of peo­ple in lots of places are doing the best they can to make this work, some more suc­cess­ful­ly than oth­ers. We think our approach here in the islands will work, but that doesn’t mean it is flawless.

For some time to come, demand will exceed supply.

Local med­ical providers and phar­ma­cies will play a crit­i­cal role in vac­ci­nat­ing our com­mu­ni­ty. This Q&A will focus on the San Juan Coun­ty response but know that there are a num­ber of local health­care providers work­ing hard to begin admin­is­ter­ing doses.

Q:  Where do I learn about whether I am eligible for vaccine and if I am, how do I sign up?

The best source for infor­ma­tion is the county’s COVID-19 vac­cine web­page.

Q: What local healthcare providers or pharmacies are giving vaccines now, and how do we schedule with them?

At this moment, oth­er than San Juan Coun­ty Health and Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices, Lopez Island Phar­ma­cy is the only oth­er provider of vac­cine to Phase 1b Tier 1 indi­vid­u­als in the county.

Sched­ul­ing pro­ce­dures will vary from provider to provider, but in gen­er­al, DO NOT call the provider. Check their web­site first and look for mes­sages from them in the local media and via direct com­mu­ni­ca­tion with their patients and customers.

Lopez Island Phar­ma­cy is pro­vid­ing updates via their web­site and Face­book page.


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